A subset of the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the mission of preservation, restoration, and interpretation of CTSRR historic assets. The Springs group is primarily involved in restoration. See below for blog archive of older postings. For a brief history of 470 please click the link below to the Friends website.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Considerable drilling had to be done through wood and metal to fasten the end platforms securely to the car framing. In the first photo Lenny is using the magnetic drill to drill a bolt hole through the steel that is reinforcing the inner sill as well as the steel on the inner platform sill.
The next two photos show the eight bolts in place securing the wood sills and steel angles of the car and platform together.
This photo was taken of 0252/470 in Chama prior to moving it to our work site in Colorado Springs. I am showing it to show the vertical window trim on each side of the the windows. It is grooved in a pattern that is not readily available currently. (Click on the photo to enlarge.)
- ► 2017 (8)
- ► 2016 (11)
- ▼ 2015 (12)
- ► 2011 (17)